Melanochrysum is a large velvet leaf variety of philodendron whose leaves start out pink with light green veins and slowly matures into a deep dark green with a velvety texture.
This plant does require a totem or some sort of pole to climb otherwise it will tend to meander and droop.
9 inch (23 cm)
5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Black Gold Philodendron
Maximum Reachable Height
Up to 20 feet
Rarely flowers indoors
Easy to grow
Planting and care
Keep the plant in the partial shade area.
Watering should be done early in the morning if the soil is dry.
Don't use the cold and chlorinated water.
Apply fertilizer in monsoon and spring season.
Re-potting is done in the spring season.
Remove the dried plant part and leaves.
Philodendron melanochrysum care
Plant the bulbs in autumn. Use the potting media as the soil, vermicompost, and coco peat. After planting, watering should be done. Keep the plant in partial sunlight for better growth.
20 to 30 degree C
Apply any organic fertilizer
Philodendron melanochrysum special feature
Popular indoor plant of easy culture. Train on a trellis or a moisture-retaining column, or trail down from a container or hanging basket.
Philodendron melanochrysum uses
The plant is used for the ornamental purpose
Frequently Asked Questions
When do Philodendron leaves split?
Philodendron leaves split around the year, wherever it is getting morning sunlight of 1-3 hours a day which is ideal for splitting and plant grow well in indirect bright light for rest of the day.
When to plant Philodendron cuttings?
You can do cuttings of Philodendron plant in the early spring to mid summer because this is the season in which philodendron grow actively.
Do Philodendrons flower?
Yes, Philodendrons flower.
When to trim Philodendron?
You can trim Philodendron at any time of the year when you are observing this sign, yellowing of leaves, spindly growth, and some of the leaves are damaged etc.
Philodendron when to water?
Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Apply 3 cup(approx.150ml) of water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. In general, water at least once a week and keep the soil moist.
Does Philodendron climb?
Yes, it climb they produce rootlets along the length of their stems that help them to climb
Can Philodendron grow from cuttings?
Yes, Philodendron will grow from cuttings, take the cuttings with at least 2-3 node for better success rate.
When to fertilize Philodendron?
You can fertilize to your philodendron with any balanced organic fertilizer once a month.
Is Philodendron money plant?
No, Philodendron are not money plant, they resembles like money plant because of the same family Araceae, but both are belong to different genus.
What is Philodendron plant?
Philodendron is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. It is popularly grown as ornamental and indoor plants throughout the world. There are best known as cleaning the air according to NASA clean air study.There are 2 types of philodendron like climbing and non-climbing philodendron.
Do Philodendrons need sunlight?
Yes, it needs morning sunlight of 1-3 hours a day is ideal and plant grows well in indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
Philodendron how to grow?
You can grow Philodendron either in pot or directly in the ground. All Philodendron plant requires morning sunlight of 1-3 hours a day is ideal and plant grow well in indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
Soil should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich, you can also apply any balanced organic fertilizer once a month and apply 3 cups (approx.150 ml) of water when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.
Can Philodendron grow outside?
Yes, you can grow philodendron outside wherever minimum of 1-3 hours of morning sunlight is available.
Does Philodendron clean the air?
Yes, according to NASA Clean Air Study Philodendron clean the air.
When to repot Philodendron selloum?
You can repot your Philodendron selloum when you see the following sign; the roots are growing through the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter and if roots are pushing the plant up, out of the planter. If plant is growing slower than normal (different than dormant) and if plant is extremely top heavy, and falls over easily.
Does Philodendron need full sun?
No, Philodendron doesn't need full sun, it requires minimum 1-3 hours of morning sunlight and plant grow well in bright light for rest of the day.
Can Philodendron grow in low light?
Yes, it can grow in low light, wherever indirect natural/artificial bright light are available.
Can Philodendron grow in water?
Yes, you can grow Philodendron in water only if you trained it to grow in water from the initial days(nursery)
When do Philodendrons flower?
It depend on the species of Philodendron but most of them flower after they mature(1 year)and they almost flower in every May to July month but it varies from location to location.
Does Philodendron flower?
Yes, it flower, but they are mainly grown for foliage purpose.
Do Philodendrons need a lot of light?
No, it need minimum 1-3 hours of morning sunlight and plant grow well in bright light for rest of the day.
Philodendron how to care for?
Philodendron plants are easy to care; Morning sunlight of 1-3 hours a day is ideal and plant grow well in bright light for rest of the day and well drained, fertile and nutrient rich soil. Apply water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch. Apply organic fertilizer once a month and immediately give water after applications of fertilizer.
When to transplant Philodendron?
You can transplant your Philodendron when you see the following sign; the roots are growing through the drainage hole at the bottom of the planter and if roots are pushing the plant up, out of the planter. If plant is growing slower than normal (different than dormant) and if plant is extremely top heavy, and falls over easily.
How to propagate Philodendron?
Best way to propagate Philodendron plant are from cuttings, just select the branch with minimum 2-3 node and leaf and give them a slant cutting and place them in water or directly into potting mix in such a way that at least 1 node should be in water/potting mix, both will shows good result.
Why are Philodendron leaves turning yellow?
The less sunlight, overwatering or less watering can result in the Philodendron leaves turning into yellow.
How fast does Philodendron grow?
Philodendron can grow at very fast rate if the plant is provided with balance nutrient rich fertilizer and moisture. They can increase in more height if supported with moss stick, and on tree trunk etc.
When to prune Philodendron?
You can prune Philodendron at any time of the year when you are observing these sign, yellowing of leaves, spindly growth, and some of the leaves are damaged etc.
Does Philodendron bloom?
Yes, it bloom, but they are mainly grown for foliage purpose.
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Thursday, 21 November 2019
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